Talent show offers ‘Knight Off’
Kings community members can take a “Knight Off” this month for Kings High School’s first-ever talent show.
The event will take place on Sept. 28 in the high school auditorium. Hosted by Kings’ very own pop a cappella group, 2Knight 2Knight, the show will serve as a fundraiser for the a cappella program.
2Knight 2Knight is an all-female group consisting of eight Kings students: seniors Maddi Kilgore, Briana Stottmann, and Miranda Schooler; juniors Teagan Bays, Lydia Berg, Morgan Reece, and Jillian Krynok; and freshman Amy Helms. The group was founded in 2011 and is directed by Katie and Scott Hayward.
The program hopes to raise money in order to travel for performances, purchase sound equipment, and purchase sheet music, an expensive essential in the pop a cappella world. The group is also working on recording and releasing their first studio album.
The talent show will have both an audition and a voting process. The first round of auditions is a private performance for the judges panel. To compete in the first round contestants should fill out an application sheet, which will be available at a table at lunchtime Wednesday Sept. 9 through Friday Sept. 11. The top performances from round 1 will then move on to perform at the Finale on the 28th.
“There will be two tiers to the voting process at the Finale Show,” explains Scott Hayward, co-director of 2Knight 2Knight and Kings choir director. “Tier #1 will be the scores received from our judging panel, and those combined scores will be what determines our top 3 performances of the competition. The 2nd voting tier will be an audience favorite category, and this winner will be chosen based on the votes received by the audience. Each audience member will be able to cast 1 vote for their favorite performance with their $5 admission ticket. Extra ‘viewers choice’ votes will be available for $1 purchase.”
“Even if you’re not a singer you should still audition. You don’t need to be a student either,” said Schooler, a member of 2Knight 2Knight. “Teachers and other staff members can participate too. All talents are welcome.” She added that special guest DJ Sou1finger (aka English teacher Tim Hicks) will be performing in the show.
2Knight 2Knight members plan on making the show an annual event.
“This is something that Kings has never done before, which is really cool. But we definitely need the community’s support in for it to work out,” says Schooler. “We’re hoping that everyone comes and enjoys it so we can do it again next year.”